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02 Nov 2007

Seraglio, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Le_bain_turc_detail_small.pngBy Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 1 November 2007]

The opera most conspicuous by its absence from the Mozart 250th anniversary was Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem). It’s not as if Mozart’s Singspiel suffers from over-exposure or lacks tunes – far from it. More likely there are too many sensitivities surrounding its subject-matter – the imprisoning of Christians by Muslims who threaten them with rape and death.

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